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Ice Castles

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60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, NH 03251 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln Directions
+14803235743

If you're looking for a way to switch up your tired routine, Lincoln, New Hampshire's Ice Castles is the place for you. As you can see, this place is the place to be this weekend.

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Report | 2 years ago
The whole experience was fun & interesting!
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Report | 3 years ago
Three thumbs up!
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Report | 3 years ago
It is out in the middle of nowhere and VERY cold. Not worth a trip for just the ice castles themselves, although they are amazing to view. The slide through the tunnel was short but fun. It just doesn't take much time to go through it all and then you just start getting really cold. We combined it with skiing at King Pine and that made it better. I would have been disappointed if we had driven all the way there just for that.
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Report | 3 years ago
Dress warm with layers! If taking night photography, bring a tripod.
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Report | 4 years ago
Be sure to go there at dusk! Wonderful!
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Report | 4 years ago
We were there 15 minutes and the kids were bored. There was one slide and a tunnel. They couldn't touch, climb, or run, thus making the whole ordeal quite un-adventerous. It was a cool thing to see and a nice place to snap a picture, but never again will I pay to go there for 40 minutes and a picture.
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Report | 4 years ago
Very cold the day we went, bundle up. It was a very nice experience, however our photos showed a more beautiful experience than the personal effect. Don't think I'll ever go back, however was glad I got to see it once.
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Report | 4 years ago
dress warm, go after dark so you can see the lights
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Report | 4 years ago
The ice castles were beautiful. Dress warm and see them at dark. So worth it. Thanks groupon!!!!!
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Wonderful at night. Dress warm...
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In late December, Ice Castles’ creator, Brent Christensen, and a team of ice artists will finish transforming more than 12,000 tons of ice into full-fledged castles. With multiple large towers and ice walls, visitors are totally surrounded by the organic shapes of shimmering ice as they explore tunnels, courtyards, and caverns. In daytime, the castles glimmer in the sun; come nightfall, thousands of LED lights create an ethereal glow from within.

Today, the castles delight visitors of all ages, but the idea came from Brent Christensen’s winter playtimes with his kids. They had already made ice rinks, ice caves, and other chilly creations when Brent decided to build a fort entirely out of ice, using icicles as the base structure. The kids dubbed the structure an “ice castle”—and it started to look more and more like one as Brent added a cave, tunnels, and a slide that spilled onto an ice-skating rink. Eventually, cars started detouring to their block to drive past the creation, and local snowmen inquired about home prices. But the idea truly took off when a local resort asked him to build a larger ice castle for them. He’s built ice castles every winter since, including one in the winter of 2010–2011 that was featured in the Denver Post and called “a frosty, fairy-tale-like landscape” by the Los Angeles Times.

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